I have been keeping bees this time around for about five years now and in the beginning I was sure to use eyelets before wiring the frames. I found this was more tedious than wiring the frames. Sooo I still wire them but I gave up on the eyelets. Either hurt my hand or was a pain to hammer in. I really do not notice the wire "cutting" into the frames which is why we use eyelets in the first place. As a matter of fact my older combs need to be replaced because they are quite dark so they will have to be rewired.
What do you all do?
Tom in Michigan